Stories tagged “darkness”

  • I Am Fear

    I know you can’t see me, but I relish in the taste of your fear from here. My voice approaches from the left, so you dart right… Only to hear it approach from before you. It may not be pleasant to hear, but well… I’m not a pleas...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Darkness

    She turned and faced the mirror, Found her reflection staring back at her, Eyes wide and hair wild, The room behind her a distorted mess. She stumbed backwards. Afraid. Confused. What was happening to her? The mirror smashed, shards flying everywhere, ...

    • Author: caitlin_mc
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nowhere Land

    Shadows dance along the faded, decaying brick and mortar walls of the gloomy alleyway. A burning barrel is the only moon this place has ever known. Dark things slither deeper into the darkness as four souls move further and further in to this place tha...

    • Author: Eturnus
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Chess

    As promised, darkness swept over the room as he appeared. He’d said every human in the room but me would die, so that we could be alone. So I was ready. I was in an abandoned location. Well…we finally meet in the flesh. His sinister voice r...

    • Author: Seb Feast
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On Edge

    I felt the eyes boring in to the side of my head, trying to decide how confident I really was, but I’d already moved to look upon her again, mixing my emotions so that it was almost impossible for him to tell. Just think, this is what you’r...

    • Author: Seb Feast
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Check

    Gradually, a thick smoke rose and engulfed the playing field, severing the line of sight between the Demon and I. When it eventually cleared, hideous black and white creatures occupied the squares that were now below us. You play using the white pieces...

    • Author: Seb Feast
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rattle

    He sat in the same chair he always sat in on a Saturday evening. It was old, ripped and faded, and it creaked when it swiveled, but he loved it anyway. His fingers tapped the keys innocently, as he busied himself on various entertainment and social net...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Limited Vision, the Human Frailty

    Consoles dimly lit anxious faces from beneath. The vid screens had gone dark along with the overhead lights. With a flicker and a buzz the red emergency lights came to life. Harrigan looked grim, fingers drumming out a rhythm on his armrest. “Eye...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Optimism in Dark Places

    A weary foursome, we stalked out of the apartment building. Bloodshot eyes watched our departure, perhaps hoping to slip in the outer door, sleep in a hallway. The August night welcomed our silence, and we its. Only after our course took us through the...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Aim by Prayer

    Gut check time, Denton thought to himself, Man up. bear down. Cowboy up. Time for the big boy pants. With a deep breath he took stock of his motivational phrases; that was indeed the extent of ones he knew and felt were applicable at that moment. Based...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Mr. Tyler

    “Imagine yourself for a moment…as you were before, Mr. Tyler” There was a silence. He could hear the voice in the room, yet there was silence. His eyes were failing. His time running out. The man before us, in desperate need for a sol...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Mr. Marshall

    It had been on his mind for months. Festering, growing with every ache, every ounce of pain and desire. Tyler wanted nothing more than to leave this world, no matter what the cost. This idea had come to define him, now he was the living dead, waiting g...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Steal My Mind?

    “What do you mean, steal my mind?” he asked.The question was redundant.He knew the full meaning of those words.They seemed almost too good to be true.To simply walk away and return as someone else, in his fragmented mind, this was true blis...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Come Here Often?

    I awoke in darkness, with no idea of how much time had passed. Hazy memories served to give me an idea of where I was, along with the scents of cheap pine and wet earth. Joe had awakened at the morgue. How had I earned a coffin? More importantly, how w...

    • Author: Cally Beck
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • On a Park Bench

    Out the elevator, he crossed the lobby, saw no one behind the desk.He walked with no sense of direction. Six months. That had been the length of his quarantine. No time for that now. Made it out the door, into the rain.An open field, what did that mean...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Charlie In The Sky

    I first saw Charlie in my youth. His wild demon eyes called out to me with a seductive stare that penetrated my soul, cracking the armor there. He sat at a table, stared out at me. Unblinking, he called me to kill, destroy anything, everything, beseech...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Deep in the dark and the cold

    Teeth glinting in the pale light from luminous eyes. The relentless creak of the machines and the sounds of distant screams in the darkness. Laughter and language that sounds like crackling flames. Guardians lumber past, all mismatched eyes and multipl...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • Living with the Trio

    You step off to the right. Darkness, Nothing, and Desperation yell blood curdling screams. They want you to come back to them, they tell you that you will. This new being, Hope, becons you closer, but with a simpler and gentler manner. You follow Hope....

  • What the Fräulein Owes

    Ka-chatk, ka-chitk, came the finely soled shoes down the cellar stairs. Sarah struggled to restrain her breath, ragged and desperate to break into heady gasps. “Fräulein,” called the silken voice, “du bist der Gott einen Tod schuldig...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In a Dark Garden

    Scrambling in silent slow motion she made her way through a labyrinth of dusty boxes and pipework. The boarding school basement closed around her, a cold grip both disturbing and comforting. If only she could burrow deep enough perhaps he wouldn’...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Burning in the Darkness

    From her body, tightened into a quiet ball, a trembling hand began to venture. Meanwhile the languid voice practically sang, “Frauenzimmer, frauenzimmer…” Her breath slowed, a deliberate in and out of musty air. Battered fingers made ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Room: Alone in the Dark

    “Hello? Is anyone here? Where am I?” My voice sounded loud in the darkness. I felt claustrophic, smothered by the unknown. Anything could be hiding out there. I was blind. Maybe I was alone. I didn’t know which was worse. Panic set in...

  • Dreams of Cassandra

    It was half time and the lines to the concessions stretched out, winding back and forth until all of humanity was reflected in the hopeless eyes of the sophomores who had volunteered to staff the stands. The sweltering heat of the day never left and wa...

  • Darkness Into Light (Mature)

    Everything was going dark. She’d never felt so alone. Everything was just piling up, piling on, something had to change. She’d tried for so long. Nothing happened. Nothing helped. This was probably an extreme way to handle this. But what ot...

    • Author: Phoenix
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • cold blood ballroom

    Evaline Etheridge swayed back and forth with her fiancee, a tall, dark haired man. His name was known widespread across the dark city of York, England-Alastair Vanderbilt. He was an earl from a rich family, and their marriage had been decided when Eval...

    • Author: Kasdeya
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.